General Genealogy

Tracing Your Jewish Roots ( A 13 page PDF by author Malcolm H. Stern.  Includes how to set up a family tree, oral family history with sample interview questions, documents, headstone information, etc.

(367) Beginning Genealogy: Search These 5 Records   A short you Tube video on which sources to use when starting research on your family tree.  A website accessing more than 20 billion ancestry records. Provides more than 100 million new articles.   Access to 500 million records on American War Registrations and veterans

Oral History

(359) Instructional Video – YouTube Instructional video made by teenagers to give tips when using cell phone to record interviews with ancestors.

Oral History Questions.pdf – Google Drive Oral history questions to use when interviewing ancestors.


History of the World – By Date (1800 to 1900) ( Lists events that happened in the world from beginning of the universe to 1999. This web site generates truly fascinating personalized timeline that can be used in web pages or is printable. It shows how your ancestors’ life fits into history as we know it. Searchable timeline of what happened in history from beginning to 2016

Person Search

Old Jewish Trenton Cemeteries by Name Area Jewish Cemeteries – Pitman Avenue Cemeteries (Workers of Truth, People of Truth, Workingmen’s Circle, Young Judea

Passenger Search – The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Website where you can search ancestors who came to the United States through Ellis Island.  See also: JewishGen serves as the global home for Jewish genealogy. Featuring access to millions of records, it offers unique search tools, along with opportunities for researchers to connect with others who share similar interests.  Website that you can search and offers you millions of records from the Mormon Church.  Contains a lot of Jewish information. free site to look up cemeteries  paid subscription service but useful to look up obituaries and newspaper articles


200 Common Jewish Last Names Or Surnames With Meanings ( 200 common Jewish surnames with the meanings of each

10 Keys to Understanding Many Ashkenazi Surnames – Lifecycle Events ( Explains where some Jewish surnames came from.

Citations  This article explains the necessity of citing and the correct way to site whether it is a published source, unpublished source and records.  This is extremely important to know where information came from.

Writing Family History Writing a Family History Book: How to Add Drama Without Being Creative. This is a 5:48 minute video with a suggestion on how to make your story more interesting

Paperback books that can be ordered on Amazon:

Carol Baxter, Writing and Publishing Gripping Family Histories; Charles Sturt University, Bathurst 2016  A book that gives  you ways to write creative nonfiction dealing with your family history

Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, You Can Write Your Family History; Genealogical Publishing Company 2008 A book that goes into detail how to write your family history.  Includes ideas with examples.

Finkle, Arthur L., Trenton’s Jews: Beginning, Adaptation and Achieving the American Dream; Hadassah Press 2016 An account of a small industrial city, Trenton, that became a haven for immigrating Jews.

 Research Forms

Family Group Sheet Family Group Sheet for Genealogists (

Family Group Record famgrec-49b7a3c9.pdf (

Pedigree Chart (

Pedigree and Family Group with directions and ability to type right onto document  Free Charts and Templates – National Genealogical Society (

Research checklist 06-0118 MGC-research checklist (

Pdf filler family tree (you can type onto this Pdf) PDF filler – family tree template.pdf (This hyperlink only opens in Google Chrome.  It might be necessary to copy this hyperlink, then open chrome and paste the hyperlink.  Then select Family Tree Template).

A Jewish Genealogy Club for Adults

Jewish Genealogy Club – Mercer County


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